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10 men charged with having commercial sex with 16-year-old girl

Published on Jun 19, 2013 12:14 PM

Ten men were charged in court on Wednesday with having paid sex with a 16-year-old girl.

Three indicated that they would be pleading guilty to their respective charges while the rest had their cases adjourned.

A total of 12 men allegedly had commercial sex with the same girl, a student, who cannot be named due to a gag order.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Stella Tan told the court that one of them, American senior manager Payton Scott Velo, 44, is warded at Institute of Mental Health after he tried to commit suicide on Tuesday evening.

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